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Some Stores Suspend the Sale of Firearms and Ammunition

Friday, September 21, 2001

When terrorists launched their attacks last week, many Americans became extremely concerned over their safety, and rightfully so. Nobody knew what else might be in store, so many law-abiding citizens who chose to ensure they were well-equipped to provide for their own personal protection and that of their families went out in droves to purchase firearms and ammunition. Unfortunately, it seems some retailers felt they knew better. Kmart decided to order all of its stores to suspend the sale of rifles, shotguns, and ammunition, claiming the policy was implemented because of concerns over safety. In other words, Kmart management decided it knew better than law-abiding citizens how to ensure their protection. While firearms and ammunition have returned to the shelves of Kmart, if you wish to contact Kmart to comment on this decision, you can call 1-866-KMART 4 U (1-866-562 7848), or you can send e-mail to kmartccn@kmart.com.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.